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UTM March Open House featuring Anthropology presentation by Dr. Sherry Fukuzawa

March open houseSunday, March 31, 2019 from 11am-4pm

Prospective students, parents, and teachers: be sure to visit us at UTM's March Open House! UTM Anthropology representatives can provide you with information about Anthropology HBA and HBSc programs, courses, student activities, and possible career paths.

  • Attend one of our presentations by Assistant Professor Sherry Fukuzawa:
    • 12:30 pm-1:15 pm DH 2070;
    • 2:30- 3:15pm in DH 2070.
  • Visit the Anthropology SOCIAL SCIENCE table at Deerfield Hall.
  • Visit the Anthropology SCIENCE table at the Instructional Centre.
  • Visit the Anthropology Drop-in LAB DV2047V, Davis Building (11am-3:30pm).

To regsiter, please visit the UTM March Open House website.


The Royal Ontario Museum presents a ROM Speaks Lecture:

Uncovering the History of Food Culture in China: An Archaeological Perspective

Professor Gary CrawfordSpeaker: Gary Crawford

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

  • Doors Open: 6:30 pm
  • Lecture: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Reception to follow lecture.

Location: Royal Ontario Museum, Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre, Level 1B

From the symbolic to the practical, discover the ancient history of Chinese cuisine and food culture with archaeologist Gary Crawford. Stretching back more than 8000 years, the history of agriculture in China is a fascinating story of how plants like rice, peaches, soy, and pigs have become an integral part of Chinese culture today. Taking examples from cutting edge archaeological research Gary Crawford explores how archaeology informs the early history of Chinese cuisine.

More information


The UTM Anthropology Society presents

Annual Anthropology Conference at UTM: Student Lunch and Showcase Event

This is AnthropologyFriday, March 15, 2019 from 11am to 2pm in DV3130 Council Chamber (new time)

This year's theme is "This is Anthropology". 

View the event poster (PDF).

Undergraduate students: this event is designed for you!

Would you like to:

  • broaden your understanding of the various fields of study?
  • gain tools and ideas necessary to consider different future careers within anthropology?
  • engage with UTM peers and faculty in a supportive environment?

Program & Registration:

  • 11-11:15 Registration
  • 11:15-11:45 Introduction of speakers and Keynote address by Assistant Professor Lauren Schroeder
  • 11:45-12:00 Lunch service
  • 12:00-1:45 Lunch and presentations
  • 1:45-2:00 Prizes


UTM Department of English and Drama and the the UTM Department of Anthropology present

Lands of Lost Borders book cover

A Public Lecture by Kate Harris

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 6:15pm in IB140

Kate Harris is a writer, adventurer, and author of Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road (Knopf 2018), which has been shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize, was awarded the Banff Mountain Book Award for Adventure Travel, and has been featured on NPR, in the Globe and Mail, and the New York Times Book Review.

Copies of Lands of Lost Borders will be available for purchase at the event.


The UTM Anthropology Society in partnership with the UTM Library presents

venn diagram illustrationPresentation Skills Workshop for Anthropology Students

February 25th from 11am-1pm in CC 2160

Would you like to learn how to prepare a presentation or a research poster board? If you want to improve your presentation skills for an upcoming class assignment, the Anthropology Conference, or just to improve your skills, this workshop is for you! 

Learn about image copyrights and more. You are welcome to bring your PowerPoint presentations, research papers, or other presentation materials.

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The Ontario Archaeological Society presents

An Update on Recent Keffer Site Settlement and Pottery Analyses

Speaker: David G. Smith

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm

19 Russell Street, Department of Anthropology
University of Toronto, St. George Campus
2nd Floor Boardroom, Rm. 246

potteryIn this presentation, Dr. Smith will summarize some of the recent work he conducted with graduate students on the pottery and settlement pattern data recovered from the Keffer site. Keffer is an ancestral Wendat village situated in the Upper Don River Valley. It was completely excavated as a CRM project by the Museum of Indian Archaeology (now the Museum of Ontario Archaeology) in 1985 and 1988. The settlement pattern data reveal a very complex village history. The pottery decoration is characterized by a sophisticated use of plane pattern symmetry, and by a unique set of hybrid forms that indicate social networking with other Iroquoian traditions in the Northeast.

The OAS encourages all interested persons to attend Toronto Chapter meetings free of charge and invite you to become a member of the OAS and the Chapter. Bring a friend!

There will be a speaker light refreshments, and time to socialize.

Download event poster (PDF).


Jackman Humanities Institute presents

A Vital Politics: Water Insurgencies in Europe

Speaker: Andrea Muehlebach

Friday, February 15 at 2pm

JHB 100 / 170 St. George Street, Room 100

waterAndrea Muehlebach’s research deals with struggles over public water in austerity-era Europe. Traversing the varied terrains of Ireland, Germany, and Italy, Muehlebach tracks the financialization of water and the popular mobilizations that have arisen as citizens have sought to reclaim ownership over this precious resource. In so doing, she explores how these insurgencies have simultaneously also engaged in struggles over the meaning of democracy and the question of rights, social contract, and public property.

In 2017-2018, Professor Muehlebach was granted a six-month Faculty Research Fellowship to travel for research that will lead to a book on this subject.  Join us to learn more!

Download the event poster (PDF).


valentine card

The UTM Anthropology Society presents

Valentines Day Card Sale

February 12, 13, and 14, 2019 in HSC378

UTMAS will be selling unique Valentines Day cards!

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The Centre for Student Engagement, the UTM Equity & Diversity Office and the Indigenous Centre present

cct atrium

Mohawk Language Exhibit

10am-2pm on February 12 and 13, 2019 in the CCT Atrium

The Mohawk Language Exhibit will showcase the language and culture of the Mohawk People. Learn about Indigenous culture and have an immersive learning experience! Registration not required, just simply show up!

Visit the event webpage.

Download the poster (PDF).


The UTM Anthropology Society presents

information sessionInformation Session about the Anthropology Conference at UTM

February 7th from 2-3pm in DH3055 (Updated date and location)

Come to this session to learn with the undergraduate Anthropology Conference at UTM is all about! This year's conference theme is "This is Anthropology".

No registration is required, just drop by!

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Blood Donor Clinic

student centreFebruary 5 and 6, 2019 from 10am to 3pm at the Student Centre building

Universities play an important role and are vital part of the blood program. Come to the blood donor clinic at UTM!

  1. To help determine if you are able to donate take the Eligibility Quiz as a first step.
  2. If you have specific questions and want to look something up, visit the ABC’s of Eligibility or call 1 888 2 DONATE.
  3. Here is a run-down of the donation process.
  4. View the donor questionnaire.

Download the poster (PDF)


The UTM Anthropology Society presents

film reelMovie Night

February 1, 2019 at 7pm in CCT2150

Join fellow Anthropology students at the next UTMAS movie night!

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The Centre for Urban Environments (CUE) presents

Ecological modernization and waste management in China

Prof. Amy Zhang
Assistant Professor, New York University

January 17, 2019
12:10pm - 1:30pm
Room IB240, Instructional Centre

Amy Zhang is an assistant professor of anthropology at New York University where she researches and teaches in the areas of environmental anthropology, science and technology studies, material culture and development. She is currently working on a book project on state efforts to modernize waste management infrastructures and how these attempts ground and condition the forms and limits of China’s emerging urban environmental politics.

Light refreshments will be served.

For any accommodation requirements due to disability, please contact

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The Archaeology Centre presents

Archaeology, Advocacy, and Indigenous activism in Shebahonaning

Speaker: Sarah Proulx

Friday January 11, 2019 at 12:00pm
Archaeology Centre, U of T (St. George Campus)
Room 140, 19 Russell Street (all are welcome)

artifacts from the Killarney Bay 1 Site

This talk will discuss my research on past archaeological investigations within my home community of Shebahonaning, known today as Killarney, Ontario. I will discuss some of the issues that arose while attempting to gather information on archaeological sites excavated in the mid-20th century. I will also discuss how this research led to a closer examination of provincial legislation and public policy meant to protect our
cultural heritage.

Sarah Proulx is of mixed Anishinaabe and French descent from the Northern Ontario village of Shebahonaning (Killarney, Ontario). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Socio-cultural Anthropology and a Master’s degree in Museum Studies, both from the University of Toronto. She currently works as a field archaeologist at Archaeological Services Inc. and as a material culture analyst at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Accessible entrance and washrooms are available. If you have an accommodation need please contact

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The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation present

Symposium on the Importance of Indigenous Education in Ontario Classrooms

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Friday, December 7, 2018 at the University of Toronto Mississauga Instructional Building (IB)

Keynote speakers: 

  • Senator Murray Sinclair, former Chair of the Truth and Reconcilliation Commission
  • Justice Harry LaForme, Ontario Court of Appeal

Save the dateThe symposium on “The Importance of Indigenous Education in Ontario Classrooms” engages different stakeholders in public education to discuss the integration of Indigenous content and methodologies into the current Ontario educational curriculum. The symposium will bring together the University of Toronto faculty and students with TRC experts (Senator Sinclair, Justice LaForme), the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation community, secondary school and adult education teachers, and scholars in Indigenous pedagogy and research.


The UTM Anthropology Society presents

Indiana Jones' hat and whip on beige background

Board Game and Movie Night

Friday, November 30 from 4pm to 8:30pm in IB270

Calling all archaeology and adventure enthusiasts! Take a break from your studies and enjoy a free Friday night movie!  

UTMAS will be screening Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Steven Spielberg's classic 1981 adventure film featuring a daring archaeology professor!

Popcorn and games provided!

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The UTM Anthropology Society presents

Anthropology Graduate School Information Session at UTM

Monday, November 26th from 1:30pm - 3pm
Location: DV2045 Teaching Lab (enter through DV2047V)


Are you thinking about pursuing graduate studies in Anthropology? Don't miss out on this informative session featuring Anthropology graduate faculty members!

Graduate faculty members speaking at this session:

Online grad school resources:

If you have any questions about the Graduate School Information Session, please email


The American Anthropological Association presents

Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association

AAA logoNovember 14-19, 2018
San Jose, California

This year's theme is Change in the Anthropological Imagination.

UTM Anthropology faculty presenting at the meeting:

Firat Bozcali

  • Making of Law and Order: Documents, Experts, and Reporting
  • Pursuing Wellness in the Global African City 
  • Material Pasts and Imagining Otherwise: Affective Engagement with Urban Housing 
  • Governing authoritarian neoliberalisms: politics and policy 

For more information including program and registration details, please visit the AAA Annual Meeting website.


The Ontario Archaeological Society presents

OAS logoAnnual Symposium of the Ontario Archaeological Society

November 9-11, 2018
Chatham, Ontario

For more information including program and registration details, please visit the OAS Annual Meeting web page.



The Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology presents

CAPA logo

Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Physical Anthropologists

October 31 - November 3, 2018
London, Ontario

UTM Anthropology Faculty presenting at the meeting:

Sherry Fukuzawa

  • Students Reflect on the Relationship between Anthropology and Indigenous Peoples in Canada
  • A Year in the Virtual Mystery Project: Current Results and a Multidisciplinary Future

Tracey Galloway

  • Developmental Origins of Disease: Biocultural and Evolutionary Insights from Working with Vulnerable Human and Non-Human Populations

Tracy Rogers

  • Evaluating the Morphological and Metric Sex of the Human Skull using 3D Technology

David Samson

  • Sleep Influences Cognitive Performance in Lemurs

Lauren Schroeder

  • Sexual Dimorphism and Population Variation of the Human Nasal Aperture in 27 Disparate Populations

Carolan Wood (Limited Term Lecturer)

  • Integrating Indigenous Perspectives in Teaching Practice: Benefiting from the Wisdom of Social Learning and Narrative
  • Creating and Excavating a Cemetery: Experiential Learning for Advanced Bioarchaeology

For more information including program and registration details, please visit the CAPA Annual Meeting web page.


Visit Anthropology at UTM's Fall Campus Day Event

Instructional Centre

Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 11am to 4pm

Prospective students, parents, and teachers: be sure to drop by the Anthropology table at the Instructional Centre building during the UTM Fall Campus Day event!

Registration is required for Fall Campus Day. Visit the UTM Fall Campus Day webpage for more details and registration information.


The Japanese Archaeological Association presents

Japanese Archaeological Events

JAA logo

70th Anniversary of the Japanese Archaeological Association

October 20, 2018 at Shizuoka University in Japan

UTM Anthropology Faculty presenting at the meeting:

Gary Crawford will participate in the plenary session: Contextualizing the Yayoi period as a farming society in East Asia. His lecture title is "The Genesis of Early Farming in East Asia".

Professor Crawford will also participate in the Japan Archaeological Society English-Language Institute Editorial Committee Workshop on October 22, 2018 at Meiji University in Japan.


The UTM Anthropology Society presents

Friday Night Live at the ROM!

""Friday, October 12, 2018 from 7-11:30pm
Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto

  • Tickets are $14.00
  • This is a 19+ event.

Join UTMAS and fellow Anthropology students for the archaeology-themed Friday Night Live event at the Royal Ontario Museum!

Live music, food & drinks along with special exhibitions (such as the CRANE project for archaeology) and entry to the museum are offered!

For transportation, the shuttle buses are available (UTMAS members will be on a 5:35 shuttle).

For ticket inquiry, send an email to Follow UTMAS on Twitter for the latest announcements.


The UTM Anthropology Society presents

UTM Anthropology Society Fall Elections

UTMAS logoAttention Anthropology undergrads!

  • Are you interested in getting involved on campus?
  • Would you like to participate in events and gain valuable experience?
  • Join UTMAS for the 2018-19 year!

Election Timeline:

  • September 6-14: Nominations and advertising
  • September 14: All candidates meeting at 4pm in IB 377
  • September 15-21: Campaigning period
  • September 19-21: Voting period
  • September 24: Results announced

Positions available:

  • Vice-president
  • Events Coordinator
  • Communications Officer
  • 1st Year Representative
  • 2nd Year Representative
  • 3rd and 4th Year Representative

Questions are welcome!

Send an email to Follow UTMAS on Twitter for tabling announcements and locations.